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ANC government plans to split the Department of Education

ANC Secretary-general Gwede Mantashe confirmed during a meeting of the Progressive Business Forum, that the ANC government that is installed after the election, plans to overhaul the education ministry, splitting it into two or three separate ministries under different ministers.

This means that one minister will focus solely on the schooling system, and another will look with a specialised focus at tertiary education institutions, which could include reversing former education minister Kader Asmal’s mergers of key institutions.

To read more go to the Finance 24 article by Clicking Here! 


Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa Conference 3-5 August 2009

The Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, University of Cape Coast and the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana and the South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) are arranging a Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa (DETA) Conference from 3 – 5 August 2009 at the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana. The theme of the conference will be on “Issues and challenges in education in Africa – the need for a ‘new’ teacher”

For more information visit their web site by Clicking Here!